Our client is an industry leading utility company in the Pacific Northwest and are looking to add a talented Archaeologist to their Environmental Planning & Analysis team! In this role you will be asked to provide professional knowledge in the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of prehistoric and historic resources. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to balance and prioritize multiple assigned projects while interacting with a wide variety of internal personnel, as well as federal, state, and tribal officials and other interested parties. This is a semi-active position as archaeological fieldwork is balanced by a collaborative office environment. Our client is looking for problem solvers that can work without heavy supervision but are also comfortable in a team environment. Telework privileges may be available and work-life balance is highly valued. If you believe yourself to be a good fit for this position, then continue reading and please apply!
- Develop plans for cultural resource fieldwork, such as plans for pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, and site monitoring. When needed, conduct background research, field inventories (including subsurface testing) and generate resulting reports that meet the requirements of various state historic preservation offices, tribal historic preservations offices and other consulting parties.
- Prioritize numerous projects simultaneously:
- Monitor program and project expenditures, alerting the appropriate supervisors of potential issues or concerns.
- Evaluate cultural resources for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in accordance with regulations implementing the National Historic Preservations Act. This will include the development of documents for consultation with State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.
- Facilitate meetings including:
- Preparing and distributing agendas, distributing meeting notes, compiling meeting materials, and coordinating with program participants who may represent other federal and state agencies and tribes.
- Participate as a team member in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as drafting and reviewing relevant aspects of NEPA documents. This includes identifying special cultural resource considerations and potential associated impacts.
- Draft, edit, and review contract statements of work (SOWs) and for the necessary parties.
- Maintain process, disperse/destroy electronic and hard copy records, files and systems in accordance with compliance and the Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
- Provide expertise on the compliance of various proposed undertakings with federal cultural resources laws, their associated regulations, and guidelines, including Department of Energy (DOE) tribal policies and guidance.
- Bachelor of Science in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly-related field is required.
- Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or directly-related field is preferred.
- 5+ years work experience in professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management is required.
- A professional in prehistoric archaeology requires at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period.
- A professional in historic archaeology requires at least one year of full-time professional experience in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
- 6 months of supervised field and analytic experience in Columbia River Basin archaeology.
- Working knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); demonstrated experience with and/or knowledge of section 106 of the NHPA.
- Extensive experience in conducting archaeological field inventories and producing written technical reports.